5 TOP-5 AND 2 PODIUMS IN 5 SEASONS FOR LP DUMOULIN AT ICAR

Fourth event of the NASCAR Pinty’s series: ICAR circuit – Ecko Unlimited 100

Trois-Rivieres (Québec, Canada), June 29th, 2016 – The ICAR circuit is synonymous with success for Louis-Philippe Dumoulin. Since 2011, he’s crossed the finish line in the top-5 and climbed the podium twice. The driver of the #47 Dodge WeatherTech Canada / Groupe Bellemare is determined to continue on this path.

 

Since the beginning of the season, the #47 WeatherTech Canada / Groupe Bellemare cars have been fast. As much in trial sessions as in qualifiers, Louis-Philippe Dumoulin ranks in the top-5 best lap times. His teammates are efficient and everything is in place to finish the race among the leaders.

 

“ICAR is a track where we need to ensure we’re properly calibrated. It’s a constant combination of quick and tight turns. We’ve been racing on this track for years and we know we can do well,” explains Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.

 

2016 signals the beginning of car prep for Dumoulin Compétition. Certain mechanical issues have slowed down the championship race for the #47 WeatherTech Canada / Groupe Bellemare driver. “With nine races to go out of twelve, we really believe anything is possible. We can demonstrate our strong performances on-track. The synergy among the team is present and we’re going forward,” shares a determined Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.

  • Results ICAR Circuit – 5 top-5 / 5 seasons, including 2 podiums: 2015 4th / 2014 2nd – PODIUM / 2013 3rd – PODIUM / 2012 4th/ 2011 4th
  • Qualifications – 2016 Season: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park: 5th / Sunset Speedway: 4th / Autodrome Chaudière: 3rd

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Summary – Highlights in Louis-Philippe Dumoulin’s career

  • In 2015, he finishes the NASCAR Pinty’s championship in fourth place (2 podiums and six top-5s in eleven events.)
  • 2014 champion of the NASCAR Pinty’s series: 5 podiums and 2 victories, as well as 9 top-5s in eleven events. It is the first time that a team made up entirely of Quebecers wins this championship.  (Prep. team: King Autosport, managed by Martin Roy).
  • Won the Gilles Villeneuve Trophy in 2014 and 2001. This trophy symbolizes the fighting spirit and on-track excellence of a Quebec-native driver throughout the season that just ended. It is the first time that a recipient of the Trophy wins it twice throughout their career.
  • Won, in 2013, the only Ontarian event to this day made up of an all-Quebecer podium (Canadian Tire Motorsport Park – NCATS series);
  • The only Canadian who climbed on the podium in 2012 during the prestigious event of the 12 hours of Sebring (2nd place – American Le Mans Series – GT3 Cup – WeatherTech Racing Team);
  • Won the title of rookie of the year in 2011 in the NASCAR Canadian Tire series despite having only participated in 8 races out of 13 (scoring four top-10s and two top-5s);
  • Crowned Canadian champion in Formula Ford 1600 in 2002;
  • He still owns the record in Formule Ford 1600 for the highest amount of victories and pole positions in one season (2002).